Hip American Gothic

Looking at couples over the first nine years of marriage, the study found:

• More frequent marijuana use by husbands and wives (two-to-three times per month or more often) predicted less frequent intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration by husbands.

• Husbands’ marijuana use also predicted less frequent IPV perpetration by wives.

Couples in which both spouses used marijuana frequently reported the least frequent IPV perpetration.

• The relationship between marijuana use and reduced partner violence was most evident among women who did not have histories of prior antisocial behavior.

The study’s lead author is Philip H. Smith, PhD, a recent doctoral graduate of the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions and now associate research scientist in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University.

It is based on research data collected by lead investigator Kenneth Leonard, PhD, director of the UB Research Institute on Addictions. The study was supported by a grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to Leonard and a grant to Smith from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Exactly the sort of scientific research that can benefit society and law. Guaranteed to be ignored by the overwhelming majority of our lawmakers – and the idjits who vote for them.

Also of interest appearing the week another report finds dramatic reduction in prescription drugs overdoses in states with medical marijuana access.

  1. Kevin Roa says:


  2. Rich says:

    I say all the trouble is just caching against the day when they stop doing dope and have it out, at which time they will kill each other.

  3. RR1 says:

    Well duh.

  4. High Y'all ? says:

    Pot smokers are afraid of reality. They smoke to mask out their failures in life, including marriage.


  5. Tim says:

    It’s because we spend so much quiet time alone. If she pesters me then I tell her “not now, i have a headache” and go back into the bathroom to make it hurt some more…

    Oh. Thats *perpetration* and not *penetration*?

    never mind.

  6. t0llyb0ng says:

    Did you forget?  It’s No Agenda Sunday.  CIA desperate to keep the idiot public terrified of an attack on the homeland.  (German: die Heimat.)

    “You cried Brolph once too often.”


  7. bobbo, the Climate Change ALARMIST who doesn't want his kiddies boiled to death as the Oilgarchs are currently Hell Bent on doing, and the Science Denying Far Right are ignorantly supporting says:

    I heard a report that deaths from prescription drugs for pain relief are noticeably down in states with Legalized MJ.

    I could make up a stat: %15–?

    ……..but I only just heard it.

    …….But just shows NO MATTER what rule you have, there will be pro’s and con’s, those who benefit and those who lose.

    Watch for the bigot who only can see one side of the agrument. They are easy to spot. All too often they call their opposition: “wishy washy.”

    Yea, Verily!!

    • Tim says:

      It’s 23 to 30 % depending on state and number of years legal. I’d just read it equates to 16,000 deaths per year if it were all states…

      Or, I probably just blew that out my ass because my google just broke.

      • Tim says:

        That is why you will never ever see Bill Gates support cannabis.

        • Tim says:


          The analogy is Bill Gates supports your Windows whilst charging the NSA triple time and a half supporting them.

          • Tim says:

            that is, billing them triple-time and a half for the same support — they go ahead and pay it, because we pay them.

  8. Johnny Appleseed says:

    Who gives a crap? Seriously! Why does anyone give a damn what someone else does in their own home, on their own time, or even in public if it doesn’t affect anyone else?

    Oh! That’s right. Idiots care about this kind of crap because it brings everyone’s health care costs and taxes up. Ya! That’s it. (Look up the word “sarcasm” if you think I’m actually agreeing here.) Not that “big pharma” doesn’t pump people and animals full of high priced drugs at the drop of a hat, or that there’s any kind of problem with the health care system already! Not that there isn’t a problem with our scandalous government or even planet endangering big businesses which are already legally killing people in the millions or billions. And if you don’t know the definition of INSURANCE then you might as well go live in a safe 6 by 4 cell somewhere too. Any argument you give is already flawed if you think that forcefully preventing or allowing someone’s consumption of something needs to be considered — even if your right!

    Personally, I’m a little outraged that any kind of money (private or public) was even spent considering this kind of study, let alone actually doing it. The results couldn’t be any more pre-determined in favor of something that should have never been outlawed in the first place. It’s a waste of time, resources and perhaps even some good weed when people should ALREADY have the right to do whatever they want including drinking or even injecting rat poison into their veins. IT’S AN INDIVIDUAL CHOICE! Can I say that again? CHOICE! But hurt anyone else and I say, off with your head! (You were already going that direction anyway.)

    So it seems we have been lead to believe that we must all micromanage each others behavior and beliefs when studies like this are conducted. Eventually, these studies are used to reinforce beliefs and customs which are all too often made into laws which is where the REAL problems start. (Yes, I am aware that this study is really an attempt to eliminate a law, but you’re missing the point if that’s where you’re headed.) We’re told that it’s bad to do drugs — and it is! — and that we need to stop it so that we can all march in unison like good little cash saving cows. But get out of line and smoke a joint and off to prison with you. Now, where’s your money?!

    The “powers that be” couldn’t be any more clear in case you didn’t realize it. There simply can’t be any (happy) dope smokers or (mad) drinkers or anyone pouring water over their heads who may want to try and think for themselves. You can’t even go for a drive in your own car without being made to protect yourself — by your owners! That kind of “freedom” might ruin the herd. It’s quite possible that if you’re a lock step political party hard liner that you’ve even been lead to believe things that your owners want you to believe and have completely lost all sight of what your country’s founding fathers tried to GIVE you. In fact, I doubt very many of you even know the true definition of “punishment” either. We’ll just try and not pay attention to Constitutional rights or any sort of legal FREEDOMS here. (Again, sarcasm in case you didn’t catch it.)

    Any time I hear someone say “there ought to be a law” I usually want to take that person and and pummel him when it concerns INDIVIDUAL CHOICE! Hitler, like so many other powerful fools throughout history, usually said crap like that. NOT AMERICANS, or at least not until NOW (approximately 1913 to present day, that is)!

    • Puffy the Dragon says:

      You need to smoke a joint, man.

    • Tim says:

      Eventually, these studies are used twisted to reinforce beliefs and customs which are all too often made into laws which is where the REAL problems start.

      There. Fixed.

      Well said sir.

  9. Tim says:



  10. NewFormatSux says:

    So Bill should have inhaled?

  11. BigBoyBC says:

    Yeah, as long as their supply is plentiful and shared equally, but the moment it runs out or one of them starts hording, blood will flow…

  12. medicalmarijuanastrains says:

    dude looks a little thin for that Queen Green — They’re probably selling it to the teenagers…

  13. deowll says:

    That may in fact have a lot of truth to it. Pot users forget a lot of each others trespasses and of course they do tend to be smooth and not all that pushy however use of some of the concentrates have resulted in killings and seriously hostile behavior. There a lot of chemicals in pot and the concentrates change the mix.


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